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Presentation of EU Programmes,
Policies and Initiatives

The European Union
The European Union (EU) is an economic and political union of 28 member states.

The EU operates through a system of supranational independent institutions and intergovernmental negotiated decisions by the member states.

The EU traces its origins from the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) and the European Economic Community (EEC).
Institutions of the EU
The European Parliament

The European Commission

The Council of the European Union

The European Council

The Court of Justice of the European Union

The European Central Bank

The Court of Auditors
Main institutions involved in EU legislation
The European Parliament
, which represents the EU’s citizens and is directly elected by them;

The Council of the European Union
, which represents the governments of the individual member countries. The Presidency of the Council is shared by the member states on a rotating basis.

The European Commission
, which represents the interests of the Union as a whole.
EU Regional Policy
Is an investment policy

It supports job creation, competitiveness, economic growth, improved quality of life and sustainable development

These investments support the delivery of the
Europe 2020 strategy
Overview of Regional Policy
Is the expression of the EU’s solidarity with less developed countries and regions

Regional policy aims to reduce the significant economic, social and territorial disparities that still exist between Europe's regions.

During the period 2014-2020, the EU will invest a total of €351 billion in Europe's regions.
The EU funding ->
European Regional Development Fund
Aims to strengthen
economic and social cohesion
in the European Union by correcting imbalances between its regions

Key priority areas = ‘thematic concentration’
Innovation and research;

The digital agenda;

Support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs);

The low-carbon economy.
European Social Fund
Invests in

Focus on improving
education opportunities
across the EU

Aims to improve the situation of the most vulnerable
people at risk
of poverty

Investments cover
all EU regions
Cohesion policy’s thematic objectives:
promoting employment and supporting labour mobility

promoting social inclusion and combating poverty

investing in education, skills and lifelong learning

enhancing institutional capacity and an efficient public administration
Cohesion Fund
Aimed at Member States whose Gross National Income (GNI) per inhabitant is less than 90 % of the EU average

Aimed to reduce economic and social disparities and to promote sustainable development.

For the 2007-2013 period, the CF concerned Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.
Europe 2020
Europe 2020
Headline targets

to achieve by the end of 2020
Research and development
Social inclusion and poverty reduction

Europe 2020.
7 flagship initiatives

Smart growth
Digital agenda for Europe
Innovation Union
Youth on the move

Sustainable growth
Resource efficient Europe
An industrial policy for the globalisation era

Inclusive growth
An agenda for new skills and jobs
European platform against poverty
EU programme for the
Competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs)

Running from 2014 to 2020
Planned budget of €2.3bn.

COSME will
support SMEs
in the
following areas
Areas of the COSME
Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs
Provides aspiring European entrepreneurs with the skills necessary to
start and/or successfully run a small business
in Europe.

New entrepreneurs gather and exchange knowledge and business ideas with an experienced entrepreneur

For a period of
1 to 6 months
Horizon 2020
Creative Europe
Boost small and medium-sized businesses,

support research and innovation,

invest in a cleaner environment,

improve access to digital technology,

develop new products and production methods,

support energy efficiency and tackle climate change,

boost education and skills,

improve transport links to remote regions.
Better access to finance for SMEs

Supporting entrepreneurs

Access to markets

More favorable conditions for
business creation and growth

A number of different contracts and grants are regularly made available for companies or organisations who want to work with
DG Enterprise and Industry
or apply for funding.
Europe for citizens Programme
Erasmus +
The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

Financial instrument
implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at
securing Europe's global competitiveness

Nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020)

Horizon 2020 is
open to everyone
, with a simple structure

Action 1 -> Active Citizens for Europe

Action 2 -> Active civil society in Europe

Action 3 -> Together for Europe

Action 4 -> Active European Remembrance
ten-year growth and jobs strategy
that was launched in

It is about
more than
just overcoming the crisis

It is also about addressing the shortcomings of our
growth model
creating the conditions for a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth

Europe as only one creature
Active European citizenship

Sense of European identity

Social inclusion of young people

EU&EECA relations

Social cohesion

Rural development
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